Our Team

The RAEF Management Team consists of highly qualified individuals bringing directly relevant experience in Development, Finance, Engineering, Regulation and Operations in the Renewable Energy sector.

The team is composed of 17 members with a combined 140 years of experience in clean energy (wind, solar, biomass) and have individually invested over €2bn in 15 countries.

Over the last 3 years the Team has successfully acquired over €200m worth of renewable power plants which it financed with the help of large European banks.

The previous two funds managed by the Team currently have 47 power plants in their portfolio producing a net dividend return of 16%.

Board of Directors

Achille Colombo
Achille has a vast experience in the electronic and electric engineering fields with past work experiences in CERN, Westinghouse Nuclear, Sondel, ABB and Falck Group. In his role as CEO of Falck Group Achille has been amongst the....
pioneers in developing Clean Energy energy projects in Europe, Africa and India. Before joining Solar Investment Group Achille held several top level positions including: CEO of Falck Group Chairman of Falck Clean EnergysSpA, Chairman of Rome Airport, Member of the Board of Directors of Finmeccanica,Thyssen Krupp Terni, Air Liquid Italia, andAtmos Holding SpA, Chairman of Advisory Board at Syntek Capital AG.
Luca Concone
Luca was co-founder of Enexon in 2006, one of the first companies in Italy in the solar industry, later sold to Babcock & Brown investment fund. Prior to this he has been a senior manager for A.T. Kearney and McKinsey & Co., working....
as a consultant for 12 years. Later he became General Manager of UK retail bank Capital One and founded an international internet/mobile based company listed on the Italian Market (Buongiorno-Vitaminic). His last experience before becoming an entrepreneur has been as CFO of the City of Milan for Mayor Letizia Moratti. He is an authorized person by Bancad’Italia and Bank of England.
Robert Arcadu
Senior Partner
Entrepreneur working in Los Angeles and London has founded two companies (R.A.M. srl, and Intravisiones.r.l. with Bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena), has launched three start-ups in the digital space and concluded an IPO with Vitaminic,....
where he held the position of UK MD with direct responsibility over 12 countries. MD of the UK branch of Wi-Nexta new company proposing a wi-ficoverage of depressed areas using a mesh technology; partner and Senior VP of iMC Group that developed the leading media exchange for digital content. Robert joined forces with Luca Concone in 2010 supporting the fund raising for Fund 2, and currently for Fund 3.

Investment Commitee

Mark Woodall
In the last 15 years, Mark founded and led both Climate Change Capital and Impax Capital, two of the leading independent investment management and advisory companies for energy and the environment in the UK. He has initiated,....
completed or overseen the establishment of multiple funds and the structuring and financing of dozens of cleantech transactions, with a value of some € 3 billion. Furthermore, Mark has been actively engaged in the development and implementation of public policy and finance, in the UK and beyond, to help to deliver the low carbon economy. Since 2009, Mark has been actively developing a portfolio of non-executive roles in the clean technology, low carbon and financial markets. Among others, he is the Chairman of Stirling DK, a world-market leader in the field of clean power generation from low grade fuels sources, and a Director of HomeSun, a leading provider of free solar PV installations for the UK residential market. Marks holds an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management and was an Officer in the British Army, trained at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Luciano Di Filippo
Chief Technology Officer
Luciano’s extensive managerial experience began after graduation with Ernst & Young in Italy and US; he progressed successfully through several challenging professional roles including business development, leadership skills and project....
management. In 1998 became General Director of Jetech a JV between Olivetti-Telecom and Philips Co. with technical and production sites in Hungary, Austria and Italy. He has several years experience in the telecommunication industry participating in the establishment of Fastweb Group in Italy and VTEL Group in Jordan, Georgia, Iraq and Burundi. Luciano experiences include direct and indirect investments and managing start up of technology-driven companies. He pioneered the establishment of ground mounting photovoltaic plants in Italy. He holds an MBA from Bocconi University (1986) and a PhD in Engineering from Polytechnic of Milan (1984).
Nicholas Gancikoff
Chief Investment Officer
Nicholas has a background in Management Consulting (Mercer Management Consulting), Banking (Capital One Finance). For the last 7 years Nicholas has worked in infrastructure, first as Managing Partner of Sports Investment Group....
(focussed on large Sports Infrastructure projects) then joining SIG in 2010. Nicholas studied at Eton College, Oxford University (BA Hons, MA) and Columbia Business School (MBA in Finance and Private Equity

Advisory Board

Ken Anderson
Ken has over 25 years experience in the healthcare industry with roles ranging from the owner of a successful US based outpatient therapy business to serving with the British government. Until 2007 Ken was the first....
Commercial Director General of the United Kingdoms Department of Health and National Health Service. As a member of the Departmental Management Board, Ken remains the highest ranking American ever in the UK’s government. As Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ken was tasked by Prime Minister Tony Blair, to begin the much needed privitisation based NHS reforms. Board responsibilities included an annual budget in excess of £35 billion of the NHS £105 billion budget, encompassing medical equipment, capital spend on facilities, and all other discretionary spend, and included responsibility for the UK’s £11.2 spend on branded and generic drugs. In 2007 Ken joined UBS Investment Bank as a Managing Director, responsible for the global government business, as well as responsibility for the banks larger healthcare, pharmaceutical and bio tech companies. Government clients include Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Holland and the United States. In 2011 Ken was appointed a Vice Chairman of the Bank. He remains active in the World Economic Forum’s healthcare initiative and speaks frequently on large healthcare supply chains, pharmaceutical reimbursement and health system reform. He is also a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London Business School and sits on the board of Texas A&M Universities Biotechnology Commercialisation Company.
Ian Phares Pearson
is a British Labour Party politician who was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1994 until 2010, representing Dudley West from 1994 until 1997, and then Dudley South from 1997 until his retirement from the House of....
Commons at the 2010 general election. In the 2006 he was appointed as Minister of State for Climate Change and Environment at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He served as Economic Secretary to the Treasury from 2008 to 2010. Pearson was educated at Balliol College, Oxford (BA Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) and the University of Warwick (MA, PhD).
William S. "Bill" Price III
is one of the three co-founders and a partner emeritus of TPG Capital, formerly known as the Texas Pacific Group, which is one of the largest private equity firms globally. Prior to co-founding Texas Pacific Group in 1993,....
Bill Price was Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development for GE Capital. Prior to this, Price was a partner and co-head of the Financial Services Practice of Bain & Company. In 1993, Price teamed up with David Bonderman and James Coulter to complete the leveraged buyout of Continental Airlines. Price would be involved with all of TPG's investments, most notably Beringer, Continental Airlines, Petco, Ducat and Grohe. In 2006, Price announced that he would scale back his work at TPG to focus on personal pursuits including his holdings in wine vineyards. Price is currently founder of Classic Wines, which has invested in Buccella Winery, Kistler Vineyards and Three Sticks Wines.